Hu Wenmiao

Hu Wenmiao

Ph.D. student & Ph.D. Researcher



Earth Observation solution enthusiast. Engaged in providing user-oriented products/solutions that bring easy to use information for end customers. Using the power of Data Science to improve our daily life.

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  • Remote Sensing
  • Satellite Imagery
  • Image Processing
  • PhD Student, Computer Science, since 2019

    National University of Singapore

  • Master's Degree, Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology (ESPACE), 2016

    Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2014

    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Ph.D. Researcher
Grabtaxi Holding Pte. Ltd.
Aug 2019 – Present Singapore

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Grab Geo Data Science Team.
  • Conduct research to extract geoinformation from imagery.
  • Joint industrial Ph.D. sponsored by Grab, NUS and EDB of Singapore.
Product Manager and Solution Developer
Skymap Global Pte. Ltd.
Nov 2016 – Feb 2019 Singapore

Responsibilities include:

  • Applied and awarded government & business fund for project.
  • Managed multi-cultural dynamic product development group.
  • Conducted market research, product design, recruited team members.
Research Assistant
German Aerospace Center (DLR) / TUM Signal Processing in Earth Observation
Mar 2016 – Sep 2016 Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Master thesis "Object-based Multi-view Facade Matching in SAR Images of Dense Urban Areas"
Research Assistant
TUM Institute of Astronautics
Mar 2016 – Sep 2016 Munich, Germany
Supported data collection & Performed data analysis for projects.
Panasonic R&D Center Singapore
Mar 2013 – Aug 2013 Singapore


  • Developed algorithm for nail beautification application.
  • Improved car plate recognition algorithm.


Ph.D. (Computer Science)
National University of Singapore
Aug 2019 – Present Singapore
Master of Science (Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology)
Technische Universität München
Oct 2014 – Sep 2016 Munich, Germany
Passed with High Distinction
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
Nanyang Technological University
Aug 2010 – Aug 2014 Singapore
First Class Honours

Recent Publications

(2022). Beyond Geo-Localization: Fine-Grained Orientation of Street-View Images by Cross-View Matching with Satellite Imagery. In Proceedings of the 30th ACM International Conference on Multimedia.

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(2022). A Context-enriched Satellite Imagery Dataset and an Approach for Parking Lot Detection. In WACV 2022.

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(2021). GeoPalette: Road Segmentation with Limited Satellite Imagery. In SIGSPATIAL ‘21.

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